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Starbucks illegally denied pay and benefits to thousands of unionized workers, says NLRB

By Clint Rainey   August 25, 2022     The National Labor Relations Board has sided with workers who claim Starbucks broke labor law by withholding wages and benefits from unionized stores—the latest blow to its handling of baristas’ intensifying union drive. Over 230 locations have now joined Starbucks Workers United’s union, helping make the … Continue reading Starbucks illegally denied pay and benefits to thousands of unionized workers, says NLRB

Gen Z Workers Are Different – How to Include Them in Recognition Programs

Gen Z Workers Are Different – How to Include Them in Recognition Programs Rachel Harmon / 24 Aug 2022   With growing influence, Gen Z workers are becoming a more significant part of the workforce. However, they differ from Millennials, Generation X, and Body Boomers. They’re unique and come with their own set of diverse … Continue reading Gen Z Workers Are Different – How to Include Them in Recognition Programs

Strippers are the latest workers to join the union wave

By Samar Marwan     August 19, 2022   From coffee houses to newsrooms, workers in just about every industry are moving toward unionizing to improve working conditions and job protection. This week, a more unexpected and disenfranchised group of workers are moving toward unionization: strippers. In mid-March, 15 dancers at the Star Garden Topless … Continue reading Strippers are the latest workers to join the union wave

Trader Joe’s workers say it closed its sole NYC wine shop because they wanted to unionize it

By Clint Rainey   August 18, 2022   Trader Joe’s only New York City wine store, a spot known for its hour-long holiday lines, abruptly closed on August 11, leaving a swirl of rumors about why. Had rent gone up? Did the company need a bigger space? Was there an asbestos problem? Workers now say … Continue reading Trader Joe’s workers say it closed its sole NYC wine shop because they wanted to unionize it

Activision Blizzard accused of spying on protesting workers

NLRB accuses Activision Blizzard of violating labor law by threatening employees It says the company enforced an ‘overbroad social media policy’ as workers started to organize. K. Holt @krisholt   Mike Blake / reuters A regional director for the National Labor Relations Board has determined there’s “merit to the allegations” that Activision Blizzard violated the … Continue reading Activision Blizzard accused of spying on protesting workers

Thinking of becoming a digital nomad? Set sail for these 10 best beaches for remote workers

By Shalene Gupta August 05, 2022 Two years after the Great Office Shutdown, so to speak, remote work is growing fast. And with it comes the possibility of picking a home not because it’s close to your office, but because it’s somewhere you want to live—like by the beach, for example, where it’s sunny all … Continue reading Thinking of becoming a digital nomad? Set sail for these 10 best beaches for remote workers

This fund will let people donate to help support unionizing Starbucks workers

By Kristin Toussaint   July 25, 2022   As Starbucks workers continue to unionize—voting for a union in 200 stores across the country—some claim they’ve faced retaliation, from harassment to reduced hours and firings to entire stores being shuttered. Multiple GoFundMes have sprung up to support unionizing workers; but now, Starbucks Workers United and The … Continue reading This fund will let people donate to help support unionizing Starbucks workers

Harvard study: Knowledge workers can’t stop reading and replying to emails while they drive

By Clint Rainey   July 22, 2022   Ninety-five percent of Americans call distracted driving “extremely dangerous,” and federal campaigns to stop activities like texting behind the wheel (“U text. U drive. U pay.”) have been carried out by federal agencies as varied as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Federal Communications Commission … Continue reading Harvard study: Knowledge workers can’t stop reading and replying to emails while they drive

Apple Store workers in Georgia call off union vote over intimidation claims

Apple Store workers in Atlanta will hold union vote in June The process starts on June 2nd. I. Bonifacic @igorbonifacic May 3rd, 2022 Brandon Bell via Getty Images Workers at the first US Apple Store to file for a union election will decide whether to unionize next month. According to an agreement obtained by The … Continue reading Apple Store workers in Georgia call off union vote over intimidation claims